Tips

Through the years I have learned a valuable lesson:

What you DON’T play is equally as important as what you DO play. You don’t have to put everything that comes to mind and

more into a phrase. This goes for lead and rhythm. If you think of what you are playing as a sentence ( if you are playing a solo )

you want to have some pauses, or punctuation. Like letting a couple of beats go by without playing a note. It gives space to

your phrasing. There is nothing worse than listening to someone that never stops talking, right?

The same thing applies to my philosophy of music. Knowing when and when not to play adds integrity to your musical

‘character.’

What I Teach

Let me start by saying I am no virtuoso guitar player.

However, I have gone to great lengths to learn

how to play what I like. I teach the fundamentals of blues.

The building blocks and basics.

I start withJimmy Reed and cover the different ways

to do the shuffles in open strings and something that I like

to stress: turnarounds.

                                                           JimmyReed